Public Notice

Notice of the Board of Review For City of Monona
 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Open Book for the City of Monona, Dane County, Wisconsin, is scheduled for Monday, April 24, 2017, from 12:00 Noon to 3:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Monona City Hall, 5211 Schluter Road, Monona, Wisconsin.  If you wish to make an appointment, contact Accurate Appraisal at 1-800-770-3927.

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that the Board of Review for the City of Monona, Dane County, Wisconsin, is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31, 2017, for at least two hours beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Monona Library Municipal Room, 1000 Nichols Road, Monona, Wisconsin.  You must contact the City Clerk to make an appointment at 608-222-2525.

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN Pursuant to Section 70.45 of Wisconsin Statutes the assessment roll for the year 2017 assessment will be open for examination from the 14th day of April, 2017 at the Monona City Hall, 5211 Schluter Road, Monona, Wisconsin from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board:

The Board of Review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the Board’s first meeting, the objector provides to the Board’s Clerk written or oral notice of intent to file an objection.  It is possible this requirement can be waived upon timely application to the Board of Review (sec. 70.47(7)(a), stats.).

Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall be made in writing and filed with the Clerk of the Board of Review prior to or within the first two (2) hours of the Board’s first scheduled meeting.  This requirement may be waived upon timely application to the Board of Review and submittal of sufficient evidence of extraordinary circumstances.  Objections shall be made on a form approved by the Department of Revenue, and such form shall be filled out completely, including the owner’s stated valuation for the property in question.  Failure to timely complete the form in its entirety will result in dismissal of the objection.  Objection forms are available at City Hall (sec. 70.47(7)(a), stats., and Board of Review action at the meeting of July 15, 2003).  Failure to timely complete the form in its entirety will result in dismissal of the objection (Board of Review action at the meeting of June 11, 2007).

No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the Assessor to view such property.

After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to a member of the Board about the person’s objection except at a session of the Board.

The Board of Review shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board of Review a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability.  No other person may testify by telephone unless the Board of Review in its discretion, has determined to grant a property owner’s or their representative’s request to testify under oath by telephone or written statement.

No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of the assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48 hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48 hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the Clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take.

When appearing before the Board of Review, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at the estimate.

No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board or by telephone or object to a valuation, if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method of valuation, unless the person supplies the Assessor all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the Assessor’s manual under Section 73.03(2a) of Wis. Statutes, that the Assessor requests.  The City of Monona has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their office or by order of a court.  The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Section 19.35(1) of Wis. Statutes.

Notice is hereby given this 13th day of April, 2017 by:

Joan Andrusz, City Clerk
City of Monona
Dane County, Wisconsin

Notice Published April 20, 2017